By land & river: Lisbon to Porto
Start your amazing journey in Lisbon, where you will marvel at the cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals; a captivating scene crafted over centuries. There are many opportunities to explore Lisbon’s rich heritage and surrounding towns including Sintra and Fatima, one of the holiest places of pilgrimage on earth.
We begin our luxury cruise in Porto for seven nights and savour the sights as we cruise through the dramatic Douro River Valley. To celebrate the authenticity and quality of the wines produced in the Douro, you’ll be treated to several visits to typical Portuguese quintas, including at Quinta da Avelada, Quinta do Seixo and Quinta da Roêda. Visit picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, the Lamego steps and Spain’s golden-hued city, Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Throughout your travels, soak up the genuine beauty and breathtaking charm of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.
Lisbon – Porto – Régua – Barca d’Alva – Pinhão – Braga – Guimarães
- Roundtrip airfare
- Plaza Premium airport lounge pass
- Lisbon: two nights 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfast
- AmaWaterways cruise: seven nights luxury sailing onboard Amadouro with all meals (onboard the cruise only)
- Porto: two nights 4-star hotel accommodation
- Free-flowing beer and wine served with lunch and dinner
- Private motor coach transportation
- Shore excursions
- Merit Travel tour host**
- All transfers, taxes and gratuities***
Group size: 30 maximum
Departs: Aug. 28, 2019
Toronto – $7,326* p.p.
Vancouver – $7,726* p.p.
Operated by Merit Travel.
*CDN$ p.p. dbl. occ. Taxes included. Based on an outside stateroom cat. E with window or similar. Upgrade to a cat D deluxe stateroom with window or similar: $328. Upgrade to a cat. C deluxe stateroom with balcony: $986. Upgrade to a cat. B deluxe stateroom with balcony: $1,528. Upgrade to a cat. A deluxe stateroom with balcony: $1,857. Upgrade to a suite stateroom: $3,603. Airfare available from most Canadian airports, please enquire. **Minimum 15 passengers required for a Merit Travel tour host. ***Gratuities are included onboard the cruise.